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Legrottaglie: Ronaldo ‘will try to win the Champions League next year'

Fri 12 March 2021 | 11:44

The ex-Bianconeri player believes the 36-year-old will give himself “another year” with the Old Lady to try and achieve the Champions League glory.

Former

Juventus

defender, Nicola Legrottaglie, insists that

Cristiano Ronaldo

will stay

“for another year”

with the Bianconeri and he will try

“until he reaches his goal”

of the Champions League glory.

Following their Champions League exit at the hands of

Porto

, many started to question Ronaldo’s future with the

Serie A

side, but Legrottaglie believes that the Portuguese star still has a lot to offer.

Legrottaglie told

Radio Bianconera

:

“Knowing Cristiano, he isn’t one to run away. He will stay until he reaches his goal. He wants the Champions League and he will try at least for another year.”

“Against Porto he performed badly, and was massacred by the critics. I think he won’t give up, as he’ll take on his responsibilities and will try to win the Champions League next year.”

“There is great disappointment after the Champions League exit, and the fans have certainly suffered the negative effect as Juventus have shown that they are still at a lower level than the other big teams.

“The disappointment is not only due to being eliminated, but because it happened at the hands of Porto, which isn’t considered to be a great team. It must be understood why a team like Juventus would go out in the second round against Porto.”

“The rest is just a part of the game, as the Champions League is different from the domestic competitions in Italy, and certainly some players did not give the support they should have given.”

“This Juventus side cannot do without Ronaldo, and they need some solidity in the defensive phase. Several goals had been given to the opposition, therefore there’s something wrong in defence.”

The 36-year-old’s current contract with Juventus extends till 2020, but despite previously revealing that Ronaldo was in talks for a new deal, recent events have led the Italian club to speculate their decisions about the Portuguese’s future.

With a goal record of 92 goals in 121 appearances for Juve, many believe that Ronaldo will get to play beyond his 40s, but it remains to be seen whether CR7 remains at Allianz Stadium or he will take another route.


source: SportMob